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Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Oct 17, 2005 #81 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    lol rbautch we keep smeeking each other :p
     
  2. Oct 17, 2005 #82 of 11850
    kramerboy

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    edit: Wow... everyone types way faster than me!
     
  3. Oct 17, 2005 #83 of 11850
    merlincc

    merlincc Bonafide Tivophile

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    Just wanted to give you guys kudo's for this. The last year and a half have been a blast for me with all the hacking, testing, rehacking, screwing up and rehacking again. I wouldn't have missed it for anything since I learned so much in the process. I suggest anyone who wants to learn about the behind the scenes stuff do it the old way and have fun. If you screw it up you always have "The Zipper" to make things right.

    Awesome job!
     
  4. Oct 17, 2005 #84 of 11850
    Zeeland49464

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    Can I use the Zipper to enable my DVR40 to see the rest of the 160GB drive I added already? At present it sees only 137GB. How would I do that otherwise?
     
  5. Oct 17, 2005 #85 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    zeeland,
    the only way to get the full 160 gigs is to start from scratch blanking out the drive and losing recordings.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2005 #86 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Thanks for the idea. :)
     
  7. Oct 17, 2005 #87 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    touch my monkey
    touch him LOVE HIM!
     
  8. Oct 17, 2005 #88 of 11850
    fonzarelli

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    Zipper was very easy to use. I was finished in under an hour last night.

    My Tivo is rebooting quite a bit now. I used the kernel from the "$5 CD" and followed your instructions. I've included a text doc with my running processes. Is it normal to have that many duplicate processes running?

    Please let me know if you would like more info.

    Thanks again.
     

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  9. Oct 17, 2005 #89 of 11850
    luken8628

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    I have been looking at hacking a tivo for the past month now and actually made the mistake of using the 4.x hack, not realizing that 6.2 was hackable. I have a Hughes Directivo and want to enable HMO features. Will the zipper do that for me?
     
  10. Oct 17, 2005 #90 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    your ps output looks normal.
    What's going on when tivo reboots?
    Restarting Tivowebplus can trigger a reboot.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2005 #91 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    yes
     
  12. Oct 17, 2005 #92 of 11850
    luken8628

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    thanks for the prompt response, i will apply the hack tonight and let you know the status
     
  13. Oct 17, 2005 #93 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Arthur,

    Duplicate processes are normal, frequent reboots are not. There's nothing in the script that would cause this. Even if your drive was working fine before, a switch to a newly active partition when the Zipper ran could be exposing a problem with the drive. I suggest giving it a few days to see if the reboots stop. If you have a spare drive, try running the Zipper on it to confirm that the problem is indeed the drive. You could also try to run the drive manufacturer's diagnostics on it. Latly, check your logs in Tivowebplus (kernel log, tvlog) to see if there's anything that might indicate a HD or other problem.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2005 #94 of 11850
    fonzarelli

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    Thank you both for the quick responses. I'll check the logs tonight. I did notice the hard drive was very active last night (and noisy).

    I had two 120 gig drives in the machine before, running the sleeper hack. It was crashing on me about once a day. I was blaming the hacks when it may have been a drive problem all along. Now I'm glad that I only put one drive back in...

    Thanks again,

    AF
     
  15. Oct 17, 2005 #95 of 11850
    jed5426

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    nice work gunny....any plans for a script to work with 4.0.1b hacked to 6.2 via slices?
     
  16. Oct 17, 2005 #96 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    do you mean a script that will slice from 4.01b to 6.2 for you?
     
  17. Oct 17, 2005 #97 of 11850
    rbautch

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    If you already hacked it with slices, then just use the enhancement script in my signature. If you meant hacking from 4.01b to 6.2 with a new script, then no, there are no plans to do that (I doubt it's even possible). It's just a easy to start over and re-image the drive with the Zipper. If you want to save your recordings, extract or MRV them to another Tivo (which can be had for $35). If you want to preserve your season passes, make a backup using TWP, and then restore them after you install 6.2.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2005 #98 of 11850
    stevecon

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    Hey Gun - thanks for the info. I guess I'll have to try it. I suppose when drivers are available for G series wireless adapters, I'll be able to telnet them in - right?

    Wireless bridges.. hmm is that an AP - or something else?

    Thanks!
     
  19. Oct 17, 2005 #99 of 11850
    stevecon

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    Thanks - good info to know. I'm gonna have to check this out myself - soon.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2005 #100 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    A Bridge connects wireless networks togther while a WAP extends a network.
    I'm sure there are more technical explanations out there, but I'm not a network geek :D
     

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